Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Massage Therapists.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.
It is important to understand how and why injuries can occur when practicing Yoga. Students will acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of Yoga in order to be able to better communicate with clients who practice Yoga and to give educated advice on how to prevent injuries.
This course explores the proven benefits of yoga, but also brings attention to potential injuries and danger zones that therapists need to be mindful of. Specific poses are demonstrated, including Forward Fold, Cobra, Lotus, Plow and Shoulderstand. Preventative care is discusses, as are knee injuries, hyperlordosis, neck and shoulder pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Herniated discs.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
- Why Yoga?
- Heart Health and Other Proven Benefits
- Yoga and Massage
- Danger Zones
- The Problem with Backbends
- Specific Poses
- Forward Fold & Warrior I
- Cobra & Lotus
- Plow & Shoulderstand
- Preventive Care
- Fallen Arches
- Video Lab Demonstrations
- Knee Injuries & Hyperlordosis
- Neck Pain & Shoulder Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Herniated Discs
This course is designed to guide the professional through a self-paced study on the basic poses of therapeutic yoga.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the indications and contraindications for performing yoga.
- Identify the most common injuries that occur with performing yoga.
- Identify modifications for yoga poses for people with common injuries.
The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first.
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About Lu Mueller-Kaul, LMT, MA
Lu Mueller-Kaul started her career in alternative medicine as a naturopathic physician in Germany. In addition to traditional chinese medicine, Lu uses a variety of bodywork techniques including Neuromuscular and Trigger Point techniques, TuiNa (traditional Chinese massage), Reflexology, stretches and strengthening exercises, and other manual therapy styles. As a specialist for back problems, Lu has had sucess in treating sciatic pain, tense neck and shoulders and the resulting headaches, vertigo and tinnitus.
Lu came to the U.S. in 2006 to study Rolfing Structural Integration. Today, she works as a Certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Teacher, which enables her to utilize all the tools from her previous education in the Rolfing context. Lu is the owner, workshop instructor and Yoga therapist at Balance Education, in Orlando, FL.